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    Elliott's '93 Scottish valver

    OK so I've taken a couple of minutes to start some kind of log but as usual there just isn't enough hours in the day...

    So the story begins with me running around in a '88 W124 Mercedes 250TD (Touring Diesel, NOT Turbo) that has served me very well over the last few years but now needs a little welding to one wheel arch and a complete re-spray. No problem me thinks but after getting some quotes of £1500! to paint my trusty bus I've since decided to buy a second hand compressor and paint it myself

    Now I hate rushing about late on Sunday nights trying to get the car put back together for Monday morning so somehow I persuaded my lovely wife that what I needed was a second car, maybe something fun like an old gti but it had to be cheap.

    I've always liked the corrado and its the vw I've never had after having just about every Mk of golf and a couple of polos and a scirroco, and after a quick look on gumtree there seemed to be more than a few to choose from and for not a lot of money. (yes you get what you pay for)

    So to cut it short most of the cars I looked at were either beyond repair or had just been painted (not always a good thing) and all of them had been lowered with all the tell tale signs of crunching over speed bumps and kerbs.
    However I came across the car I have now, it's got all the rust in the usual places, everything works, 157K miles on the clock and some after market side skirts that aren't to my taste and as it was the most honest car I came across a cheeky offer was made and the car was mine...

    This was back in June and so far this is what has been done, learning all the way...

    1: engine mounts (desperately needed done)
    2: wishbone rubbers and ARB links
    3: Ball joints and track rod ends
    4: water pump
    5: 2nd week the door handle failed (thanks to Daves16v for the kit )
    6: new front tyres (went with toyo... fantastic tyre)

    However the list of what needs done is much much longer and over time I'll try and take as many pictures as I can, this is supposed to be the second car after all .....

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    Elliotts 93 weathered valver"No Significant Problems"

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    OK last night I spent 10 minutes looking into my idle/sensor problems and would you believe a can of wd40 and a little wire brush is all it took...

    This is the oxygen sensor connector 29092011306.jpg
    Elliotts 93 weathered valver"No Significant Problems"

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    Ouch! Is that it running properly now?!
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    It's purring as it should thanks, just the knock sensor to replace and I've got a couple off a scrap car to try.

    Only thing i need to find out now is why these ones have been bodged? Any ideas? 29092011305.jpg29092011304.jpg

    Oh and i see an S4 on your list...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliott Coupland View Post
    Oh and i see an S4 on your list...
    Good stuff. Yes, picked it up yesterday, it's amazing! Despite it's age, it drives like a dream, so I'm quiet happy!

    Hull tonight, should be a chilled cruise!

    No idea about the bung. As long as it's not leaking air and nothing is liable to come off it and into the intake, I doubt it'll be causing much harm.
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    Yeah it all works so if it ain't broke I'll just put it all back.

    The S4 would be my first choice for an estate, you get all the practicality of a big car but with the ability to drive it like a sports car
    Unfortunately I'm not brave enough to own one hence the old diesel estate for the practicality and the corrado for the fun factor

    The big question but... is it faster than the vr ???...
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    Miles faster than the VR! It's just a monster with a gorgeous power delivery.

    Bit of a barge on back road, but has rotten front tires and lowered suspensino, which won't help without uprated shocks.

    I prefer sedate cruising anyhoo!

    See ya soon hopefully (if Alex lets me bring the S4 that is! lol)
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    Fitted a new wheel sensor today, not very exciting I know but it's the first time i've had the abs light off while driving.
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    Thought I'd better update this, ABS light was off until I came to turn full lock. Turns out the sensor wire had a brake in it and was well worn with years of turning. Found a mk3 golf one has the same connections, just had to cut the brake pad wear connections off and it fitted straight in. Took it for an MOT after many hours work only to have it fail on a cv boot. I'm suspicious when you just fail for a nicked rubber boot, I'll be looking for any signs of deliberate damage.
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    Well, had a fantastic weekend driving the car up north for a well deserved break. Car run great all the way up and back, best drive I've had in years. Only thing that broke was the boot lock and the passengers door c/locking has developed a leak. This is where we ended up, Fantastic roads!!
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